Collapsed Bridge: Residents Send SOS Messages To Gov. Abiodun


Residents of Ijeja Community in Abeokuta South Local Government Area have sent ‘Save Our Souls’ messages to Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun over collapsed of the bridge linking them to other communities.

It was gathered that the dilapidated bridge finally collapsed on Tuesday night as a result of the heavy downpour that ravaged the Rock City.

Speaking to journalists who visited the scene of the incident, CDA Chairman, Mr Babajide hinted that bridge collapsed in the midnight after the heavy downpour, adding that the bridge had not been in good condition, but they have been carrying out palliatives work on it before it finally collapsed yesterday.

Babajide hereby appealed to the state and local government to quickly intervene in repairing the bridge, saying that the present condition of the bridge is nothing to write home about as it has become dilapidated due to years of neglect.

He stated: “We are calling on the governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun as a matter of urgency to come to our aid in finding lasting solution to the bridge and the bad roads in the community. We the residents of the community are in difficult times now.

“Honestly, it’s quite disheartening to see this when we woke up. No motorists, commuters can pass through here anymore because of the condition of this bridge, I want to say it here that this bridge has become dilapidated for years and no one has come to repair it.

“It will interest you that many houses have been abandoned due to this bridge because it has caused a lot of damages and now it has collapsed again. We really seek the support of our dear Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to come to help us at this critical time, as you can see this is very bad.

“No easy movement anymore, this bridge collapsed last night due to the heavy downpour, before today we have faced a lot of challenges as regards to this bridge, what we did was to carry out palliatives work on the road but this current one is beyond our power, we need government’s support.”

Similarly, some commuters who spoke to our correspondent also appealed for quick intervention of the member representing the state constituency and the ministry of works in the interest of the people and sustainable business activities.

They lamented that the damage was beyond the community’s capabilities, noting that the situation was worrisome, as motorists and road users could not use the road for now.